The trespass provisions originally included in a bill aimed at significantly altering Arizona's immigration enforcement methods were swapped out in a strike everything amendment proposed March 29.Read More »
The Arizona Department of Revenue will delay the implementation of a key provision of Gov. Jan Brewe...
Senate President Andy Biggs and 26 other Republican lawmakers oppose passage of a $935 million bond ...
Richard Stavneak, director of the Joint Budget Legislative Committee, said the $1 billion budget gap...
A trial court judge ruled today that the state must begin resetting inflation adjustments for public...
Just call them the “comeback kids.”
A handful of former lawmakers are poised to regain se...
Arizona’s Medicaid program is trying to keep from breaking the bank by doling out a high-priced mira...
Gov. Jan Brewer won’t call a special session requested by a contractors’ industry group to postpone ...
A bill being pushed by social conservatives to extend the waiting period for couples who want to untie the knot is headed for approval.Read More »
The Legislature is moving ahead with plans to give Gov. Jan Brewer and lawmakers the authority to sue the federal government over the health care law, even though lawmakers pushing for a lawsuit were unable to fully explain the legal basis for a court challenge.Read More »
Voters may be given the opportunity this fall to further limit when governors can use their line-item veto power, if a measure approved today by the House is passed by the Senate.Read More »
The Senate has passed a bill that would extend the deadline for individuals to contribute to groups that provide scholarships to charter schools.Read More »
Lawmakers March 29 convened a special session designed to give Gov. Jan Brewer clear authority to sue the federal government over the recently enacted health care reform legislation on the grounds that it violates Arizona's sovereignty.Read More »
Four bills were proposed by Democrats during the 2010 legislative session that would have revised energy-reduction deadlines and created new standards for energy consumption in state buildings, but none of them have received committee approval and appear dead for now.Read More »
Back in 2003, lawmakers passed a law that required state agencies and universities to reduce their energy consumption by 10 percent by the end of 2008. The legislation had overwhelming bipartisan support, but the results were disappointing.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature has redirected money away from the education department's school accountability program, a move that potentially guts what a ranking Republican senator called the "spinal cord" of the education system.Read More »
Representatives Chad Campbell and John McComish joined Mesa lobbyist John MacDonald and Phoenix Councilman Claude Mattox March 26 for an hour-long debate hosted by the Valley Citizens League at the Irish Cultural Center. Sitting at a table with peanuts and Cracker Jacks, the four talked about possible solutions to keeping the Chicago Cubs in Mesa without making fans of other teams in the Cactus League pay an unfair amount to keep them here.Read More »